Science is Remaking Our Rottie Friends
If you’re bawling your eyes out right now because you think the the Walking Dead zombie types are to be replaced by the new-modern Z.
Just stop right there.
First, that just makes you a crybaby man.
Second, the creepy, slow zombies from the good ol’ days will always be with us. They’re just becoming more sparse.
You got the picture in your head? The classic Z. The one who incessantly moans and drags a foot as he chases his (its?) victim at a turtle pace.
As you may know there is no doubt that the new Zs of tomorrow are evolving. And they are not of the Walking Dead elk.
The Walking Dead are being replaced by something else. Something faster and lots of times…smarter.
The reason? It’s a fast pace world man.
It’s also the advancement of technology.
Zombies are not just the aftermath result of a scientific experiment gone awry; but they’re a mutant who is fast, nimble, and often clever.
In today’s shows, the explanation on how the zombies came about is given some effort. It’s no longer hedged on an supernatural occult, it’s tied to Sci-Fi.
Ok. Not always. After all, Woody Harrelson blew up off zombies’ head with a sawed off shotgun without blinking an eye…and how the zombies came to be was not really that important to the story line.
In past times, when we watched zombie films, we had no idea how a zombie came to be. Could have been some dude who fucked up on his science experiment, and wham, zombies were flooding the street. Or maybe it was some weirdo witch-doctor who conjured up the dead.
The details were murky, and ultimately, the Sci-Fi part was barely hinted at.
This is slowly changing.
The actual science part is murky but it’s alluded to. The fact is that most zombies are sprinting and leaping…and its this point I want to focus on.
Their fast-pace behaviors are a reflection of today’s world of technology.
What am I talking about?
Those white settlers who agonizingly pulled their horse drawn carts over hundreds of miles in a six month period would call it foolishness to say that one day you could do the same route in less than ten hours.
If they knew the word, they would say pure “Sci-Fi man”.
Tell anyone from the 1600s that one day people would communicate with millions within a one second period. Guess what? You’d find yourself invited to a nice bonfire to warm your feet. You might be confused as they called you a witch, but that wouldn’t matter after it got real toasty (CLICK HERE FOR STORY ON WITCHES).
Today though, we can literally communicate with millions with a push of a button.
My mother has an iPhone now. My grandmother would too if she was still here.
We are living in a Sci-Fi world people once scoffed at.
Today, it’s possible to meet a homeless person in the U.S. who owns an iPhone, and he be playing Angry Birds or Zombies.
Your grandmother has now joined Facebook, tweets, sends out IMs, and takes selfies posting them onto Instagram.
That’s not all. The careers in technology and biotechnology have boomed.
Science is pervading our entire culture awareness whether we like it or not, and whether we accept it or not.
Technology is in our everyday culture. Any book or film about zombies has to take a good look at how those guys came to be. In this vain, we tend to be watching mutants on the screen rather than a true Undead. This might take getting use to, but this is the trend of the zombie culture.
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Bryce Bentley Summers is a psychologist who earned his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. He’s presently employed at the Dallas Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Bryce is the author of the Young Adult Dark Fantasy (Sci-Fi) series AMEN to ROT, a story that pits young people against a sinister force, but also takes a look at learning what your capable of accomplishing when facing impossible challenges. The novel Nyte God will conclude this series and will be available in 2015.
Be on the look out for a ROTVILLE, a Sci-Fi Thriller (Horror) that will be published by DAMNATION BOOKS and be available in 2015. A story about an experiment gone awry, they wanted to create the perfect soldier, but instead, a hero was born…
Also be on the look for FRESH MEAT, a Paranormal (Horror with Multicultural & Gay Themes) and is about a sociopathic’s inner journey from evil to salvation.